Welcome!

Posted by on Feb 9, 2011 in Knitting News | 1 comment

Welcome!

Welcome! I am a knitting addict. Recovering from years of life threatening addictions was a long hard road, but somehow, knitting always gave me amazing comfort. Realizing that so simple a concept…wrapping yarn around a stick….could make me feel so good about myself, I surmised that this be used as a tool to help others struggling with addiction and need for comfort. Everyone should have the opportunity to know what it feels like to create something, one stitch at a time; to achieve a state of mindlessness which allows them to share...

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The first book is finished!

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Knitting News | 0 comments

The first book is finished!

Hi all, It’s been a long time in the making, and I’m very excited to share the news. This has been an incredible experience, gathering stories of  the healing and comfort that  knitting and crochet brings and how it not only helps us, but in some cases, changes  our lives. Betsan Corkhill’s (Stitchlinks.com) new book  “Knit for Health and Wellness…How to Knit a Flexible mind and More…” brings us  knowledge of  just how therapeutic knitting works. Her research has brought data from a survey of...

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My first freelance article! Knitting and crocheting for our local charities!

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in Knitting News | 1 comment

My first freelance article! Knitting and crocheting for our local charities!

October 5, 2012 The Crafty Ladies of Cotati The Crafty Ladies of Cotati By Lee Gant “I knit blankets for babies in Hospice care; it makes me happy to know that these soft blankets will comfort dying children…”  Who does this? The Crafty Ladies of Cotati, California do. Three years and still going strong, twenty retired ladies meet once a month in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Hall to knit, crochet and quilt for people they don’t know. “We share talent and skills, laughs, and donated yarn” Carol Martinez says....

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Knitting fun…free pattern!

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Knitting News | 2 comments

Knitting fun…free pattern!

Very Berry Baubles Click on the Link below for free easy -to-knit directions Make a  necklace, cat toy, key-chain Fob or real working buttons!               Very Berry Baubles...

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Goings on about what’s going on.

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in Knitting News | 0 comments

Goings on about what’s going on.

She knows I need the laptop..how am I supposed to write? Hi Friends, I’ve been a busy bee lately and have missed posting…probably because the dog keeps taking the laptop and I’ve been writing a book for you! I’m working  to bring you a better site with  all thing knitting related as well as my stories, radio interviews and pictures of the wonderful donations by a group of very talented knitters at “Fiber Minds”, a unique gathering with nothing to sell..  a great place to go have a look see what  friends...

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Unpack Me

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in Knitting News | 0 comments

Unpack Me

          Feelings and memories from long ago have been analyzed, pushed aside and tucked away — gone like the swings on the playground at school, gone with my imaginary friends, moved far away with my little brother. Most of them, I thought, I left in the closet where I used to hide. Apparently, I’ve been carrying them around with me like luggage I don’t want but can’t seem to throw away. I must have inadvertently opened the suitcase because they are all here and not, I fear, for a short visit. It’s finally...

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Take Me Home

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in Knitting News | 4 comments

Take Me Home

    Take me home       I stopped at a sleazy neighborhood liquor store to pick up a pint with nowhere in particular to go. Sickness and depression left me unclear as how to fix myself, so I drank and walked, searching for an elusive answer. Home was not a place that I wanted to be, especially after consuming most of the bottle, but children lived there…my children. In less than a whole hearted effort to get home I had to cross the street but, with no intersection in sight, crossed to the middle of four lanes. I...

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Cherry Street

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 in Knitting News | 4 comments

Cherry Street

  The small blue Victorian house sits close to its neighbors on a secluded street edged with fully grown trees in one of the oldest parts of town. Cracked and worn with time, the sidewalk surrounds a finely manicured lawn, which I notice — unlike mine— contains no weeds. Painted steps lead the way to a porch at the front door where I stand for a long time, heart racing with anticipation. Tap- tap- tap, I wrap lightly with nervous knuckles on the door before me, in case I’m lost, which happens much too often. The number above the...

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The Gift

Posted by on May 28, 2012 in Knitting News | 2 comments

The Gift

Sitting nervously on the edge of the bed, feeling small, I handed him my show and tell. “Wow, you made this for me?” the pallor of his skin more obvious. “It looks like a National Geographic bear — not a toy… a real bear—that’s what I really like about this.” I couldn’t recall the last time I saw him smile. “Yes Dad, I made this for you,” I lied. His genuine pleasure, something I had always hoped for, made it difficult to say anything else. I was happy that he wanted the bear. He sat up a little straighter in bed, his...

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Wings

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Knitting News | 2 comments

Wings

If I sit very still and think very hard, she might come. Her warm hands gently caress my hair; she wraps her arms around me from behind and I feel her breath in my ear as she whispers words I can’t keep. “Follow me.” she beckons. “What if I get lost?” I worry. “I’ll be with you.” In a place where puffy clouds live, where the thickness of the blue sky keeps me aloft over the tops of the trees below; she gives me wings and I push upward. There are no places to get lost here, only currents of fresh air that carry me high above the...

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We Must Be Doing Something Right

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Knitting News | 0 comments

We Must Be Doing Something Right

Sitting in an airport during a three hour layover with knitting in hand, have you ever not been approached by a complete stranger who asked “What are you making?” or shared details of their project in progress? Not unlike the way a motorcycle rider or bus driver waves to one another, we recognize each other and connect, no matter where we are. Walk into a book store or coffee shop and don’t be surprised to see a group of happy, chatty knitters and instantly become drawn to them. They smile and ask you to sit and join them; you smile...

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